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1 Trimming, Grading, Clipping & Notching Seams

2 Trimming, Grading and Clipping Seams

3 Trimming To cut off part of the seam allowance to reduce bulk. Trim away 3/8 inch of fabric along the full length of the seam.

4 Grading Means to trim each layer of the seam allowance to a different width. Trimming the seam reduces bulk more smoothly.

5 Clipping Means to cut slits into the seam allowance. Needed on all seams with an inside curve. Usually done at ½ inch intervals at a 90°angle.

6 REASONS If seam lines tend to pucker or look bulky. Want seams on a finished garment to appear smooth.

7 Notching Means to cut wedges into the seam allowance. Is done on seams with an outside curve. Removes excess fabric that otherwise cause the seam to be bulky when turned.

8 Trimming -cut off part of the seam allowance to reduce bulk.

9 Method of Trimming -trim away ⅜ of an inch of fabric along the full length of the seam. -this will leave a ¼ inch seam allowance.

10 Grading -cutting layers of a seam allowance to varying (different) widths.

11 Method of Grading -trim each seam allowance to a different width -garment seam allowance is left widest -facing seam allowance is trimmed narrowest -layers in between, trimmed more than the garment, but less than the facing

12 Clipping -to cut slits into the seam allowance. -needed on all seams with an inside (inward) curve.

13 Purpose of clipping -seam will turn over smoothly. -curved seams not clipped, will pucker when turned.

14 Method of Clipping -use points of shears - cut into seam allowance at right angles to seam line -cuts should be ½” apart, cutting almost to the seam line. -inside corners clip diagonally from seam edge to stitching 

15 Notching -cut wedges into the seam allowance. -needed on all seams with an outside (outward) curve.

16 Purpose of Notching -remove excess fabric – if not removed will cause the seam to be bulky when turned.

17 Method of Notching -v-shaped cuts (wedges) that are cut at ½” apart to the seam line. 

18 Trimming Corners -corners are trimmed diagonally across the corner.  

19 Method of Trimming -trim excess fabric from the sides of a point at an angle. 


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